Women's online network iVillage (Nasdaq: IVIL) ended months of
speculation with the announcement that it is selling its iBaby
e-commerce business to online rival Babygear.com, and closing
two of its other e-commerce sites, iMaternity.com and PlusBoutique.com.
Turning away from e-commerce is anot...
Internet pure-play toy retailers continue to outdo their brick-and-click
competitors in performance and value, according to a report issued
Friday by Forrester Research.
Forrester said its second annual "power rankings" -- survey
data compiled from online consumers and unbiased shopping tests -...
Originally published on May 5, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
Online consumer spending in Britain, Wales and Scotland will soar from $2.6 billion (US$) in 1999 to over $30 billion by 2005, according to Fletcher Research, the UK arm of Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR). The repo...
Originally published on April 26, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
Internet-related trademark, patent and copyright litigation will increase
significantly in years to come, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers
survey of U.S. intellectual property attorneys.
Originally published on April 14, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
E-commerce giant Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and four other Internet
sites that employ music sampling features were slapped with a
patent infringement lawsuit Friday by Intouch Group, Inc.,
a San Francisco, Calif...
Originally published on April 10, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
Professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers is teaming with Informatica
(Nasdaq: INFA) to jointly develop, sell, and support analytic solutions for
the business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce market. As par...
Originally published on April 5, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
Palo Alto, California-based financial services firm X.com announced
Wednesday that it has received US$100 million in financing from
a variety of new and existing investors.
Originally published on April 3, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
Venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) announced that it
has set a new watermark in the flood of venture capital money washing over
Internet companies by closing a US$1.6 billion fund.
After enduring months of criticism over his company's protective patent policies,
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos suggested Thursday that the United States undertake a
fundamental retooling of the current patent system.
In an open letter posted on his company's Web site, Bezos said that he has
Originally published on February 23, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
Giant Internet investor Softbank gave Toys 'R' Us (NYSE: TOY)
a much needed vote of confidence Thursday by announcing that
it will take a US$57 million minority stake in the toy maker's
Toysrus.com online su...
Internet grocer HomeGrocer.com has announced that it will pay US$60 million
over five years to America Online (NYSE: AOL) for positioning across
the online giant's vast network.
As part of the arrangement, the Kirkland, Washington-based HomeGrocer will
be featured on AOL.com, Netscape Netcenter,...
Originally published on February 4, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule.
The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly investigating online
auctioneer eBay, Inc. to determine whether its efforts to
block price comparison search software from probing its Web site are anti-competitive.
As consumer fears about privacy invasion threaten to stall the
considerable growth of e-commerce, a lawsuit was filed in California
Superior Court Thursday alleging that Internet advertising firm
DoubleClick (Nasdaq: DCLK) has obtained and sold the personal
information of online users.
Despite robust 1999 sales that approached the US$500 million
mark, name-your-price pioneer Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) has
reported a net loss for the second consecutive quarter.
The Stamford, Connecticut-based company announced that it expects
fourth-quarter revenue to top out at $168 million,...
Former NFL, NBA and NHL greats John Elway, Michael Jordan
and Wayne Gretzky have announced that they will attempt
to muscle into the competitive online sporting goods market
by launching MVP.com next month.
The site will offer expert advice and insight
from the world's top athletes, along with...
Originally published on December 10, 1999 and brought to you today as a time capsule. Adding fuel to an already explosive patent dispute with Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), onlinetravel site Expedia introduced a “nameyour price” feature yesterday that will match customer requests with the...
The proposed $143 billion (US$) merger of Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE: TW) and America Online (NYSE: AOL) is in jeopardy of being vetoed by the European Commission unless the two companies make significant concessions, the commission said Monday.
Major e-commerce companies are strengthening their customer privacy protection practices and more prominently displaying their privacy policies, according to a survey released Friday by Internet consulting firm Peppers and Rogers Group.
Lawyers for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are drawing up a list of concessions it wants executives from America Online (NYSE: AOL) and Time Warner (NYSE: TW) to agree to before it will approve their proposed $147 billion (US$) merger, according to published reports Tuesday.